Adventure

The Erna Piani is a mountain resort at 1375m in the territory of Lecco, overhung by Monte Resegone and reached by a cable car, recently modernized, running from Malnago. The cable car was built in 1965 and the town began to be a destination for hikers in summer and skiers…

These are considered as one of the greatest Romanesque architectural monuments in Europe and are part of a single Benedictine settlement. Important note: the Church can be reached only on foot walking for about 1 hour through a mountain path (300 m difference in height). The first documents are from the 7th –8th century and,…

A perfect morning or afternoon hike with stunning views of Lake Como. San Martino is Lake Como’s most famous mountain church perched on a top a cliff above the town of Griante. Its official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino. A hike to this church is one…

Sighignola is a mountain of the Como Prealps, located on the border between the Italian region of Lombardy and the Swiss…

"Path of Expression", which was inaugurated in 2014, goes through the Regional Forest Valle Intel and it is an interesting trail to visit where visitors can encounter along this magical trail between art and nature, many wooden sculptures and…

The ice cave of Moncodeno is the most famous cave with glacial deposits in the Lombardia Region (even described by Leonardo Da Vinci). It is the symbol of the whole plateau of…

Photo: Parco San Marco

We are the leading holiday hotel and gastronomy business at Lago di Lugano, working in an economically successful and independent way. The initiators and investors…

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Crocione in Italian means large cross, and that is what adorns the top of Monte Crocione, a 1641 metre peak directly above the town of Griante. From here you will experience breathtaking views of Lake Como, and the Swiss and Italian Alps.

Photo: Lario Motorsport Indoor Karting

The Lario Motorsport kartodrome is suitable for the whole family: the thrilling laps on the track on one of our karts can go along with a pizza in company or be…

Provides a luxury air experience of Lake Como by helicopter. We not only offer tailor made helicopter flights, but a vast set of eno-gastronomy, sightseeing…

Photo: Lake Como Fishing

Want to experience fishing on Lake Como first hand? Would you like to learn how the lake’s bounty is harvested, processed, cooked and served at its freshest? Join Alessandro Sala, a professional fisherman for a real life experience of going…

Mountain Bike Guide featuring a variety of tours around Lake Como. Tours can consist of 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day trips starting from 50 Euro. Bicycle rentals are available from 30 Euro.

If you wish to fly and feel free like an eagle, soaring above Lake Como, this is your chance. It will be a unique adventure, and you’ll be able to admire from the sky one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy, surrounded by the Lombardy Mountains. From 6…

The Bear's Cave or Bear's Hole, is found on the northern extreme of Laglio, in the Torriggia area, at about 400 meters above Lake Como. You arrive by climbing from Torriggia via a mountain path. The grotto is famous for the petrified bones…

Photo: Placca di Ghez Rock Climbing

Placca del Ghez near Varenna is situated down by the lakeside. You can start your climb from the beach here (supervised by alpine guides) and afterwards you can take a nice dip in the lake.

Protected oasis Pian di Spagna, located between the mouths of the rivers Mera and Adda with easy trails that cross the area ideal for cycling and bird watching. This swampy area is an important nesting place for…

The Prim’Alpe Visitor’s Centre is the starting point for this interesting trail near Canzo. The hike is easy, even for young aged children. During your trek you will meet elves, gnomes, the drunken donkey and other many interesting figures,…

Photo: Tremezzo Cave Tour

This cave is located above Tremezzo lasting a little less than half a day and is one of the easiest ones to undertake. The entrance of the cave is reached after 50 minutes of walking while the entire cave (400 meters…

Photo: Brunate Funicular

A very popular excursion from the city is the ascent by funicular to the village of Brunate. This fun train made its first journey in 1894 and still today, every 30 minutes, it links the city with an extremely atmospheric…

Photo: AvioCars Heli-Tours

For a unique view of the lake, consider a helicopter tour. Its a one in a lifetime experience that will be the highlight your trip. Have a special occasion to celebrate: wedding, anniversary or birthday--this might just be the ticket.

With renewed popularity of Jurassic Park’s movie series, this destination is guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages. Full size models abound along with fossils, maze and playground. Along its …

A cascading stream flowing into natural pools in a beautiful natural setting. In the hotter summer months, visitors can wade or swim in the cool mountain waters. More…

Photo: Ranch el Picadero

At the beginning of the famous "branch of Lake Como" where the river Adda and Mera join to form Lake Como and where Valtellina and Valchiavenna meet, is the Ranch El Picadero. For us riding is a time to relax and have fun with your four…

Near the top of the Ghisallo pass stands the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo. Its name, according to the legend, comes from a certain "Ghisallo" who, in the Middle Ages, near the pass was attacked …

Photo: Perlana Canyoning

Easy level canyoning located the valley between Ossuccio and Lenno (requires about 45 minutes of approach). The most distinctive feature of this canyon is the transition in a completely dark cave, various dips and a beautiful toboggan runs…

A hike that starts not far from Como with spectacular views of Lake Como and the Italian and Swiss Alps, Monte Colmegnone (m 1.383) is also known as Poncione di Laglio. The altitude gain of the hike is about 1000 meters. You can reach it from…

Montepiatto is a small settlement of houses scattered in the mountains above Torno. After a windy path a several steep staircases, you'll be awarded with beautiful views of…

Photo: Parco Minerario

Visit a century old mine and see the techniques employed to extract barite an important mineral used to refine sugar, in rubber, coated papers, pigments, glues, plastics and in protective materials against radiation. The material comes out the ground a brilliant white…

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina…

The San Tomaso Park occupies the lower foothills of the ridge of Corno Birone (1,116 m), Mount Rai (1,250 m), Mount Prà Santo (1,245 m) and the Colma di Val Ravella (939 m). The park offers a beautiful landscape from just a short distance from the town of Valmadrera. In the springtime it is a famous destination for short and easy excursions because of the…

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Baradello Castle is situated on hill dominating the valley like a stone sentinel watching over the town of Como and Spina Verde Park. The top of the tower provides 360 degree views of the city, the Alps and Po Valley. The fortification was used…

In 1962 Count Mario Bagno desired to build a "Las Vegas" in Lake Como. The ambitious project included the construction of many buildings, a shopping center, a Chinese pagoda, a dance hall, luxury hotel and even a race track. In 1976, unfortunately, or fortunately, a landslide blocked all access to the area that was then virtually isolated…

Photo: Lake Como Adventure Park

Lake Como Adventure Park is an adventure park locate on the western side of Lake Como, just 20 minutes away from Gravedona. It is a place sorrounded by nature, designed to entertain end excite adults, teens and children, ideal for those who love adventure and being outdoor. You can follow…

A gentle hike to the small chapel of San Domenico (800m) which rewards you with a spectacular view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains.

Photo: Jungle Raider Park (Civenna)

Deep in a conifer patch on a plateau that overlooks Lake Como near Bellagio is Jungle Raider Park Civenna. Activities include tree-top trekking, zip-lining, mountain biking, canyoning, laser tag and cave exploration.

Located above the Mezzola Lake, The "Tracciolino" is a small piece of art that has no equal in the Alps, whose construction dates back to the thirties. Bridges and tubbels in the mountains, often bravely constructed on overhanging rocks, to allow small wagons to bring men and materials from the dam in Val dei Ratti to the outlet in Val Codera

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